It’s no secret that Prince Charles and Princess Diana, unfortunately, had a rocky marriage. While The Crown as a series is a fictional dramatization inspired by actual events, it does depict some things that happened. Netflix may have dramatized some details for television, but many significant events featured happened in real life, including the prince and princess’ divorce.
The Netflix Original’s fifth season is now streaming on Netflix. The new installment of the drama focuses on the increasing marriage troubles between Charles and Diana. The first episode starts with the two on a “second honeymoon” with their sons, William and Harry. But just as we think things will be smooth sailing for a bit, the course changes. And their relationship continues to go downhill across the 10-episode season.
There could be many aspects as to what contributed to the downfall of their marriage, including Charles’ affair and attachment to Camilla Parker Bowles. Perhaps one reason the two didn’t see eye to eye was their significant age difference, this isn’t necessarily a fact, just pure speculation on our end.
What is the age difference between the two? How old were they went they got married? We’ve got the answer for you below.
How old were Prince Charles and Princess Diana when they got married?
Prince Charles was born in November 1948, while Diana came to the world in July 1961. That puts a 12-year age gap between the heir and the Princess of Wales.
The two started seeing each other in the mid-1980 and dated for around six months before Charles popped the question. The prince proposed to the future princess in February 1981. She was only 19 years old at that time.
The couple got married on July 29, 1981. Diana had just turned 20, while Charles was 32 years old. The two royals were married for 15 years before they officially divorced.
The Crown season 5 is now streaming on Netflix.